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  • Working on Heavy Fears

    Working on Heavy Fears, by Chuck Esser. Forceful and directive sessions on heavy fear, especially with young people, have sometimes been called “non-permissive” sessions. The term “non-permissive” can suggest that someone is deciding and enforcing what should happen in someone else’s life. I would like to clarify what we are talking about.
    Published in: Present Time 191, April 2018, Counseling Practice45

  • The Successful Contradiction And Discharge Of Heavy Fear

    Published in: Present Time 68, July 1987

  • Discharging Fear (five articles)

    The following five articles are from a discussion, on the e-mail discussion list for RC teachers, about discharging fear. Discharging Heavy Early Fear, by Michael Levy. Fear and Yawning, by J I need to Know Someone Is Really There, by Erin Mansell Fear and Physical Counseling, by Jeanie Lindquist How I've Dealt with Early Terror, by Anonymous
    Published in: Present Time 176, July 2014, Counseling Practicepages 12 to 14

  • The Rational Needs of Human Beings

    The Rational Needs of Human Beings, by Harvey Jackins. There is a great deal we don't know about rational relationships between humans as yet because the phenomenon of human irrationality has interfered with and obscured this area.
    Published in: RC Theory

  • The Rational Needs of Human Beings

    Published in: The Upward Trend

  • Comments on Learning Situations

    Comments on Learning Situations, by Harvey Jackins. The Upward Trend, p. 285. Harvey answers questions about learning and distress.
    Published in: The Upward Trend

  • Discharge Indications and Sequence Chart

    Published in: Fundamentals of Co-Counseling Manual

  • Owning-Class Oppression: Why and How

    Owning-Class Oppression: Why and How, by Jo Saunders. Coming Home No. 1, page 5.
    Published in: Coming Home

  • Real Power Lies in the Ability to Discharge

    Real Power Lies in the Ability to Discharge, by Frank van den Heuvel. I have noticed that people are uneasy around her deep discharge. In summary, we are afraid to notice, feel, and discharge how bad we feel and how bad we feel about ourselves.
    Published in: Present Time 177, October 2014, Counseling Practice(page 7)

  • The Concrete Work Of Eliminating Your Racism

    Published in: Present Time 88, July 1992

  • Recovering from a Bicycle Accident

    Recovering from a Bicycle Accident, by Emily Cunningham. I was in a serious bicycle accident. It landed me in my region’s trauma hospital for eleven days, took many months to actively recover from.
    Published in: Present Time 179, April 2015, Counseling Practicepages 9 to 14

  • Men and Health

    Men and Health, by Tim Jackins. Part of male conditioning in our society is being expected to absorb physical damage and be quiet about it. We men work ourselves to death, wear ourselves out, and take a sort of reactive pride in being able to work past any sensible limit.
    Published in: Journals Well-Being 6

  • Using RC to Recover from Cancer

    Using RC to Recover from Cancer, Diane Shisk[1]. In my twenty-six years in Re-evaluation Counseling, I’ve helped counsel many people who’ve had cancer. As part of that, I’ve led support groups for those of us who were counseling the person with cancer. As leader of these groups, I’ve counseled people (including sometimes the person with cancer), talked about cancer and counseling, and discussed the issues people were facing in their counseling.
    Published in: Present Time 139, April 2005, Counseling Practice

  • Using Discharge to Heal from a Concussion

    Using Discharge to Heal from a Concussion
    Published in: Present Time 171, April 2013, Counseling Practice

  • Important Articles by Harvey Jackins

    Published in: Important Articles by Harvey Jackins

  • Other Important Collections of Articles

  • Overcoming Patterns Which Inhibit Discharge

    Published in: Fundamentals of Co-Counseling Manual

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    Published in: test

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  • Present Time 191, April 2018

    Present Time 191, April 2018
    Published in: Present Time 191, April 2018

  • Self study while waiting for a local class to begin

    Published in: Fundamentals

  • Contradicting Fear

    Contradicting Fear, by Harvey Jackins. A very useful contradiction [to distress] that I did not recognize until about a year ago is to express the fear or terror cheerfully and enthusiastically (as always, words may not be enough; it may require cheerful facial expressions and a cheerful tone of voice).
    Published in: Present Time 197, October 2019, Teaching, Leading, Community Building

  • An E-mail List for Protestant Liberation

    An E-mail List for Protestant Liberation by Barbara Boring. I am writing to let you know about a new RC e-mail discussion list for Protestant liberation. This is an important time for those of us who are Protestant to share with each other what we’re figuring out about activism, discharging our chronic distresses, and more.
    Published in: Present Time 189, October 2017, Liberation51

  • A Useful Contradiction to Fear and Terror

    A Useful Contradiction to Fear and Terror, by Harvey Jackins. A very useful contradiction that I did not recognize until about a year ago is to express the fear or terror cheerfully and enthusiastically
    Published in: Present Time 195, April 2019, Teaching, Leading, Community Building

  • Bringing a Child to an Adult Workshop

    Bringing a Child to an Adult Workshop by Marya Axner. The following is an answer from Marya Axner, the International Liberation Reference Person for Parents, to a question on the RC e-mail discussion list for leaders of parents. Our policy is that we generally don’t have children over two years old at adult RC workshops. This is because we don’t want to act out young people’s oppression by having young people at a workshop without the program being built around them—something that is very much like how the rest of the world is.
    Published in: Present Time 193, October 2018, Teaching, Leading, and Community Building:23

  • Thumb-Sucking and Other Control Patterns

    Thumb-Sucking and Other Control Patterns, by Randi Wolfe. The following is a response to a question, on the RC e-mail discussion list for leaders of parents, about how to counsel a child on thumb-sucking. I think it’s important to remember that thumb-sucking tends to be a control pattern more than a distress per se. [A control pattern is a pattern that prevents discharge.] I’ve found that, as with all control patterns (in adults as well as young people), focusing on “assisting” the young person to “give up” the control pattern isn’t the key thing.
    Published in: Present Time 191, April 2018, Counseling Practice48

  • Honored to Be There

    Honored to Be There, Chris Austill. My time at the World Conference was perhaps the best five days of my life. Never before had I gotten to work so closely with so many caring, brilliant people on issues so central to every part of my life. I felt honored to be there.
    Published in: Present Time 190, January 2018, Teaching, Leading, and Community Building:29

  • Standing Against Men’s Oppressor Behavior

    Standing Against Men’s Oppressor Behavior by Chris Austill. We men are systematically brutalized, including and especially by the suppression of the discharge process.
    Published in: Present Time 180, July 2015, Liberationpage 66

  • Eliminating Addictions From Our Lives

    Published in: Present Time 58, January 1985

  • Meal-time Memories

    Meal-time Memories, by Pam Geyer. I have been leading an 'early food memories' support group. We are learning a lot about how early food experiences have affected many areas of our lives, in particular, our relationships.
    Published in: Present Time 108, July 1997, Counseling Practice(page 19)

  • Counselling on Distress Around Alcohol

    Counselling on Distress Around Alcohol by Caroline Stephens and Marian Titley. Present Time 47, p19. We have been counselling and thinking about distress around alcohol since we convened a topic group on this at a workshop over a year ago. The topic group was well-attended. We came across many counsellors for whom alcohol was the source of considerable distress, and yet they hadn't counselled on this.
    Published in: Present Time 47, April 1982, Counseling Practice(page 19)

  • On Being the Counselor

    On Being the Counselor, by Tim Jackins. Present Time No. 123, page 7. Feeling good about yourself, being close, and discharging yourself.
    Published in: Present Time 123, April 2001

  • Harvey Jackins

    The Longer View, p. 49-50

  • Two Angry Children, Hitting at Once

    Two Angry Children, Hitting at Once, by Anonymous, and Marya Axner. I’m writing on behalf of M—, a mother I Co-Counsel with. M— has two children, ages five and seven.
    Published in: Present Time 195, April 2019, Counseling Practice

  • Brilliant and Inspiring "Mental Health" Liberation

    Published in: Present Time 94, January 1994

  • Men and "Rage"

    Men and "Rage", Chris Austill. What Chris has learned in counseling men on rage.
    Published in: Present Time 120, July 2000, Counseling PracticePage 12-13

  • Continuing to Expand My Work (Bonus—My Life Gets Better!)

    Continuing to Expand My Work (Bonus—My Life Gets Better!), by Nancy Faulstich. Things are moving ahead well. One idea has led to another. One person has led me to another person. It’s lovely to see how the slow process of building relationships has led to tangible results.
    Published in: Present Time 191, April 2018, Wide World Changing25

  • Toward a Policy on Disability

    Toward a Policy on Disability, by Laurie Summers. People with disabilities are people with apparent or non-apparent conditions
    Published in: Present Time 174, January 2014, Liberationpages 26 to 30

  • RC Policy and Psychiatric Drugs

    RC Policy and Psychiatric Drugs, by Janet Foner. Present Time 149, pages 75-80. Psychiatric drug use has become widespread worldwide. More people are contacting me and asking how to help people get off psychiatric drugs.
    Published in: Present Time 149, October 2007, Teaching(Leading, Community Building, Pages 75 to 80)

  • RC Policy and Psychiatric Drugs

    RC Policy and Psychiatric Drugs by Janet Foner. Recovery and Re-emergence 6, page 62. “Mental health” system survivors in RC classes are finding that they can now talk about the drugs they are taking and can set things up so that they can stop taking them—rather than feeling like they can’t bring up the subject.
    Published in: Recovery and Re-emergence 6

  • Additional Reports On "Reality Agreement" Counseling

    Published in: Present Time 95, April 1994

  • Function and Dysfunction in a Drug-dependent Society

    Published in: Recovery and Re-emergence 5

  • Shedding Fear While Rock-Climbing

    Shedding Fear While Rock-Climbing, by Pat Fischer. I have never seen it so clearly demonstrated how fear obstructs our ability to think, and discharge enables us to reclaim it. I am sure that fear keeps me "stuck" in my life more than I am even aware of.
    Published in: Present Time 102, January 1996, Counseling Practice(Page 40)

  • Sexual Misconduct Guideline M.5. Resource Document

    Published in: Guidelines

  • Sexual Misconduct Resource Doc

    Published in: World Conference 2022

  • The Importance of Discharging Fear

    The Importance of Discharging Fear, by Diane Shisk. Being active in the environmental and climate justice movements has made me more aware of the importance of discharging consistently on fear and discouragement.
    Published in: Present Time 181, October 2015, Counseling Practice05

  • Counseling on Early Sexual Memories

    Published in: Pamphlets

  • Immigrants and Children of Immigrants of the Global Majority

    Immigrants and Children of Immigrants of the Global Majority, by many. We began reclaiming the languages that had been stolen from us by introducing ourselves in our native languages. It was powerful.
    Published in: Present Time 181, October 2015, Liberation61

  • Climate change in NSW, Australia

    Impact of Climate change in NSW, Australia
    Published in: Our Stories of Climate Change

  • Recovering a Relationship

    Published in: Present Time 94, January 1994

  • Getting to the Second Step

    Getting to the Second Step, by Deb Eisenmann. I was introduced to the original "someone likes somebody" form of the understatement at our Midwest USA Teachers' and Leaders' Workshop in the fall of 1996. I have used it intermittently since then, sometimes intensively for a series of ten or more sessions.
    Published in: Present Time 112, July 1998, Contents: Experience with the Understatement: page 27

  • Already Thinking More Clearly

    Already Thinking More Clearly, by Sarah Harre. When I got there, I felt alone and feared it had been a mistake to come.
    Published in: Present Time 181, October 2015, Liberation79

  • Bringing RC to the U.S. Social Forum

    Bringing RC to the U.S. Social Forum; reports from a group of Co-Counselors who did a UER, No Limits for Women and Sustaining All Life project at the recent U.S. Social Forum.
    Published in: Present Time 181, October 2015

  • New Mother

    New Mother, by Katie Murray. My eyes, dry and hard as two round river stones sunk just below the surface of my face.
    Published in: Present Time 112, July 1998, Counseling Practice: page 21

  • Jewish Liberation Is Everybody’s Concern

    Jewish Liberation Is Everybody’s Concern, by Harvey Jackins. The Upward Trend, pages 377 to 399. We have much work to do in that direction, but the commitment to Jewish liberation has been made on behalf of the entire RC Community.
    Published in: The Upward Trend

  • Jewish Liberation Is Everybody's Concern

    Published in: The Upward Trend

  • The Intertwining of Racism and “Mental Health” Oppression

    The Intertwining of Racism and “Mental Health” Oppression by Janet Foner and others. "Mental health" oppression olds back the ending of racism.
    Published in: Present Time 129, October 2002, Liberation(Page 65-69)

  • Draft Policy on Artists' Liberation

    Draft Policy for Artists' Liberation, by Harvey Jackins
    Published in: Draft Liberation Policy Statements

  • Climate change in Copenhagen, Denmark

    Published in: Our Stories of Climate Change

  • Changes to the Guidelines, 2013

    Changes to the Guidelines, 2013, by Re-evaluation Counseling Communities. Leaders of our RC Communities meet every four years at a World Conference to continue the development of the Guidelines for the Re-evaluation Counseling Communities.
    Published in: Present Time 173, October 2013, Teaching, Leading, Community Building: pages 32 to 41

  • White People with Native Ancestry

    White People with Native Ancestry, by Dan Nickerson. The White/Native Workshop, led by Barbara Boring in June 2014, left me with a sharpened clarity about the work for white RCers with Native ancestry and for Native RCers raised white. The main purpose and goal of the white/Native workshops is to advance and support the liberation of Native people raised Native—those who are living Native lives, on their Native land, in Native cultures
    Published in: Present Time 177, October 2014, Liberation(pages 33 to 35)

  • Close Friendships Between Women and Men

    Close Friendships Between Women and Men, by Harvey Jackins. Present Time No. 44, pp 14-16. A clearer understanding is beginning to emerge of the nature of the inherent relationships between women and men, the cultural distresses that get in the way of these natural relationships, and what can be done about removing the distresses through counseling.
    Published in: Present Time 44, July 1981

  • Mexicans Discharging on Genocide, Reclaiming Indigenous Identity

    Mexicans Discharging on Genocide, Reclaiming Indigenous Identity by Iliria Hernández Unzueta. After attending an RC workshop for Indigenous people raised in other identities, I now understand more about genocide and the distress recordings that I and other Mexican RCers have been trying to discharge.
    Published in: Present Time 172, July 2013

  • Affection, Love, and Sex

    Published in: Present Time 162, January 2011

  • Bringing Men Into RC

    Bringing Men Into RC by Tim Jackins. RC Teacher 30, page 84. Now the question is—looking at what happens to men, and knowing that men can get here (because we did)—how can we make it more possible for guys?
    Published in: Teaching RC

  • Acting From a "Moment of Clarity"

    Published in: Present Time 94, January 1994

  • Not Believing Our Distresses

    Not Believing Our Distresses, by Tim Jackins. Present Time No. 129, page 7. Chronic patterns need to be faced, discharged to take back the power of our minds.
    Published in: Present Time 129, October 2002

  • Sexism and Racism

    Sexism and Racism, by Diane Balser. The Fourth Draft Policy on Women’s Liberation is a policy for the present situation. Although it stems from our earlier policy, it reflects our current relationship to the major changes that have happened for women in the intervening twenty years. A critical part of the policy has to do with race.
    Published in: Sisters 12

  • Older Women's Workshop - Eight Reports

    Reports by eight women attending a workshop for Older Women. Pushed Beyond the Limits, by Dorothy Marcy. "Complete, Whole, Beautiful, Powerful Women" by Barbara Love. We Can Sustain Our Big Lives, by Jane Zones. Grandmothers-A Complex Reality, by Jerrry Ann Yoder. Highlights from the Workshop, by Pam Geyer. A Big and Important Victory, by Jeannette Armentano. Older Women in Partnerships with Men, by Randi Wolfe. "Perhaps I will take Chemistry Again", by Susan Seibel.
    Published in: Present Time 179, April 2015, Liberation: pages 59 to 62

  • Death and Dying

    Death and Dying, by Pam Geyer. We become aware of death and dying as young people—when our pets or people we know or hear about die.
    Published in: Present Time 175, April 2014, Counseling Practice(pages 16-17)

  • The Key Concepts and Insights of Re-evaluation Counseling to Date

    Published in: Fundamentals of Co-Counseling Manual

  • "Mental Health" Oppression and Liberation

    Published in: Draft Liberation Policy Statements

  • The Fundamentals of Co-Counseling

    The Fundamentals of Co-Counseling, by Harvey Jackins. Present Time No. 39, pp 3-11. Human beings probably evolved the capacity to think intelligently in a series of steps. To combine the incoming information from the environment with the information on file from past experiences and put together completely new responses and new understandings of current situations is quite a different function from, and beyond the capacity of, pre-human life.
    Published in: Present Time 39, April 1980, Counseling Practice

  • Human Connection, and Sex

    Human Connection, and Sex by Tim Jackins. A description of the work on sex, gender, and human connection.
    Published in: IRP Perspectives

  • Raised Poor Draft Policy Statement

    Raised Poor Draft Policy Statement, by Gwen Brown
    Published in: Draft Liberation Policy Statements

  • Powerlessness is a Fraud

    Powerlessness is a Fraud
    Published in: Present Time No. 24, July 1976

  • How to Start Family Work

    How to Start Family Work, by Patty Wipfler. Starting family work in a Co-Counseling Community involves a number of related kinds of counseling work and skills. First of all, people leading family work have to be very firmly grounded in Co-Counseling policies and practice. They have to have fully internalized the theory.
    Published in: Present Time 104, July 1996, ContentsFront Section: pages 7 to 32

  • A Long-Standing Men's Support Group

    A Long-Standing Men's Support Group, Mike Reichart. How to keep a men's support group vital and effective
    Published in: Present Time 120, July 2000, LiberationPage 35-37

  • The Practical Work of Liberation Leaders

    Published in: RC Theory

  • Immigrants of the Global Majority

    Immigrants of the Global Majority. In October of 2015, thirty-eight RC immigrants of the global majority gathered near Boston, Massachusetts, USA, to work on ending the effects of immigrant oppression. For immigrants of color to get together is a triumph and a contradiction to racism and immigrant oppression.
    Published in: Present Time 186, January 2017, Liberation45

  • Recent Insights on Fat Oppression and Women

    Recent Insights on Fat Oppression and Women, by Nikki Stewart. Sisters No. 11 page 24. I had the pleasure of leading a day-long Workshop for Large Women and also an evening Gather-in for Allies to Large Women.
    Published in: Sisters 11

  • Care of the Environment - (Nine Articles)

    Care of the Environment - (Nine Articles). On the following nine pages are thoughts from several International Liberation and Commonality Reference Persons about their constituencies and care of the environment.
    Published in: Present Time 174, January 2014, Wide World Changing(page 73 to 81)

  • Nationalism, Patriotism, National Pride, and National Liberation

    Nationalism, Patriotism, National Pride, and National Liberation, by Harvey Jackins. It is time to begin to think about nationalism. Nationalism patterns have played a role in certain recent attempts to disrupt the Community. They will also require handling for any future rational society to come into being.
    Published in: A Better World, A Better Worldpages 29 to 53

  • Resistance to Discharge (three articles)

    Resistance to Discharge, by Brita Helleborg, Mike Ishii, Emmy Rainwalker. The following three articles are from a conversation on the e-mail discussion list for RC teachers.
    Published in: Present Time 173, October 2013, Counseling Practice(pages 6 to 8)

  • Prioritizing Climate Change

    Why the RC Communities are Prioritizing Addressing Climate Change, by Diane Shisk. Distress recordings are the biggest obstacle to solving all of society’s problems. Therefore, because of what we know as RCers, we can play a pivotal role in solving the problems facing humanity. Climate change is one of the problems.
    Published in: Environment -

  • My Thirty-Something Story of Reproductive Health

    My Thirty-Something Story of Reproductive Health, by anonymous. I had no idea how quickly, once I got married, the pressure would hit to become a mother.
    Published in: Present Time 168, July 2012, Counseling Practice: pages 16 to 18

  • A Session Every Time I’m Restimulated

    A Session Every Time I’m Restimulated, by "Henry Church." As a leader, I know I am scared, but sometimes I can’t feel my fear or remember to work on it.
    Published in: Present Time 174, January 2014, Counseling Practice: pages 13 to 14

  • INTERNALIZED RACISM

    Published in: Black Reemergence 2

  • All Commitments

    All commitments
    Published in: Commitments

  • Effects of Co-Counseling on Learning and Teaching

    Effects of Co-Counseling on Learning and Teaching by several authors. Classroom 8, pages 69-73. Learning is naturally exciting and enjoyable.
    Published in: Classroom 8

  • A Recent Workshop on Death and Dying

    A Recent Workshop on Death and Dying by Multiple. Last December I led a Death and Dying, Life and Living Workshop for my Regions. I started leading these workshops shortly after my mother died, over thirty years ago, and have led them sporadically ever since. During the five years of my mother’s illness, I discharged heavily on life and death and re-evaluated many of my assumptions. I also learned a lot from Harvey Jackins about life and death.
    Published in: Present Time 192, July 2018, Counseling Practice28

  • Janet Foner— International Liberation Reference Person for “Mental Health” Liberation

    Published in: International Liberation and Commonality Reference Persons Tell About Their Work

  • “Mental Health” Liberation

    “Mental Health” Liberation, by Janet Foner. Our ability to handle the current crises and build a new society is intimately tied to overcoming the harshness of “mental health” oppression. The enforced holding back of discharge, the terror installed by the oppression, and the pressure to be “normal” make it hard to think about the big changes that need to be made.
    Published in: Present Time 188, July 2017, No Section60

  • Graduation Day

    Published in: Present Time 61, October 1985

  • Teens, Drugs, Oppression, and Setting Limits - (Eleven Articles)

    The following eleven articles are from a discussion on the RC e-mail discussion list for leaders of parents. Teens, Drugs, Oppression, and Setting Limits, by "Jane Roe" Some Thoughts about Teens and Drugs, by Marya Axner "Almost No Room to Be Themselves", by Anonymous Continuing to Discharge, by Anonymous "Our Strange and Surprising Agreement", by Anonymous What I've Learned about Young People and Drugs, by Fredrik Eklof "Every Issue I Have with Him Is My Issue", by Anonymous An RC Class on Alcohol, by Marcie Rendon Younger People as Allies?, by Anonymous My Experience, and Some Useful Questions, by "Alice" We Can Figure This Out Together, by Marya Axner
    Published in: Present Time 176, July 2014, Counseling Practicepages 23 to 35

  • From Early Workshops: Harvey Talking and Answering Questions About Basic RC Theory

    From Early Workshops:Harvey Talking and Answering Questions About Basic RC Theory, Harvey Jackins.
    Published in: Present Time 120, July 2000, Counseling Practice(pg 3)

  • Bringing in Our Closest People

    Bringing in Our Closest People by Sharon Peters. RC Teacher 29, Page 95.
    Published in: Teaching RC

  • Eliminate All Addictions

    Published in: Present Time 63, April 1986

  • Health and Well-Being

    Health and Well-Being, by Pam Geyer. From a talk by Pam Geyer at a workshop in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in June, 2006
    Published in: Journals Well-Being 6

  • The Fundamentals of Co-Counseling

    The Fundamentals of Co-Counseling; From a report by Harvey Jackins to the 1979 World Conference of the Re-evaluation Counseling Communities
    Published in: Present Time 182, January 2016, Counseling Practice:33

  • Disability Oppression and Liberation

    Disability Oppression and Liberation by David Ruebain. I want to think about disability oppression and liberation, particularly from the perspective of a person born with a noticeable impairment in England in the early 1960s. It sometimes surprises allies to hear that many of us who are disabled take pride in our identity.
    Published in: Present Time 180, July 2015, Liberationpage 53-55

  • Sexuality

    Sexuality, by various authors. Present Time 31, p54. In Discharging Your Distress On Sexuality With The New Approaches, What Results Have You Noticed In Your Thinking In Areas Far Away From Sexuality?
    Published in: Present Time 31, April 1978, Counseling Practice

  • Climate Moments

    Climate moments for your RC classes, by Russ Vernon-Jones
    Published in: Environment -

  • More Outlines for Teaching about Climate Change

    Outlines by Russ Vernon-Jones, Marya Axner for teaching classes on the climate emergency.
    Published in: Environment -

  • "Techniques"

    List of techniques: broad and general, more specific, working on oppression, specific.
    Published in: Present Time 106, January 1997

  • More on the Owning-Class Jews Workshop

    More on the Owning-Class Jews Workshop, by Diana Lieb. Almost two weeks have passed since the Owning-Class Jews Workshop. There have been ten report-backs on the RC e-mail discussion list for leaders of Jews but only two on the discussion list for leaders of owning-class people. I posted to the Jewish list, but some good old terror came up about posting to the owning-class list. Writing now on this list, I am more than a bit terrified to be this visible to y’all as an owning-class Jew. But I will act against the distress and do it anyway.
    Published in: Present Time 179, April 2015, Liberation: page 75 to 76

  • We Can Eliminate Poverty and Save Our Beautiful World

    We Can Eliminate Poverty and Save Our Beautiful World, by Gwen Brown. Most of the world’s people are poor, and poverty interferes with and diminishes poor people’s lives. For that reason alone, we should all be interested in the elimination of poverty.
    Published in: Present Time 177, October 2014, Wide World Changingpage 69

  • Confronting Sugar and Overeating Addictions

    Confronting Sugar and Overeating Addictions, by Nancy Lemon. It was very easy for me to give up most of my addictions - to alcohol, marijuana, and caffeine - seven and a half years ago when I became an assistant RC teacher. It took a great deal more thinking, counseling, deciding, and direction-holding to give up the last one, which was to overeating in general, and to sugar in particular.
    Published in: Present Time 61, October 1985

  • Discharge, don't respect, embarrassment

    Published in: Present Time 58, January 1985

  • Techniques

    Techniques, by Harvey Jackins, Katie Kauffman, Diane Shisk. Techniques in Re-evaluation Counseling are general summaries of what has been found to be helpful or workable in the past experience of other Co-Counselors.
    Published in: Present Time 106, January 1997, Counseling Practice(pages 17-18)

  • Women Leading Men's Liberation

    Women Leading Men's Liberation by, Christine Marie. In March, 1996, eleven men from all over Alaska attended our Region's first annual Men's Liberation Workshop. The events leading up to that workshop, the workshop itself, and the changes and insights resulting from it make an interesting story.
    Published in: Present Time 105, October 1996, Contents(pages 3 to 9)

  • More Specific RC Techniques

    Published in: Techniques

  • Looking Directly at Internalized Racism

    Looking Directly at Internalized Racism, by Tim Jackins. Present Time 169, pages 21-22. Part of the struggle is looking at racism, directly. Part is making RC available in spite of racism, so that people have this tool to work on every distress. A part that needs to be looked at over and over again, which isn’t easy to look at, is how much racism has affected us and gotten into our minds.
    Published in: Present Time 169, October 2012, Liberation(Pages 21-22)

  • We Can Regain Our Full Humanness

    We Can Regain Our Full Humanness, by anonymous. As boys we are left alone early on, both physically and emotionally. We are not expected to need closeness, reassurance, or attention. This early abandonment leaves a huge void. We feel desperate to get physical and emotional closeness in our lives.
    Published in: Present Time 174, January 2014, Counseling Practice: pages 8 to 9

  • The Art of Listening

    The Art of Listening, by Harvey Jackins. Present Time No. 46, pp 48-53. This inherent process that we're all equipped to use has been, in general, frustrated, simply because it takes another person outside of ourselves really paying attention while we talk and think about ourselves, and re-experience the distresses that we have accumulated, for it to work
    Published in: Present Time 46, January 1982, Counseling Practice

  • Liberation From "Mental Health" Oppression

    Published in: Recovery and Re-emergence 5

  • Community Building

    Community Building, by Tim Jackins. Present Time No. 158, pages 59-61. Why we build RC Communities, and some insights into them.
    Published in: Present Time 158, January 2010

  • Showing Our Struggles

    Showing Our Struggles, by Francie Chew. Our Asian Inheritance No. 7, pp 46 to51. We are in an ironic position. We’re dealing with the non-Asian world—as Asians, Asian North Americans, or Asian whatever we are. However—in our heart of hearts—few of us have an Asian identity yet.
    Published in: Our Asian Inheritance 7

  • The Personal Healing Work of SAL

    Published in: Environment -

  • How We Got Started

    Published in: Environment -

  • Contents

    Our Stories of Climate Change
    Published in: Our Stories of Climate Change

  • Co-leading the Sustaining All Life Team in Morocco

    Co-leading the Sustaining All Life Team in Morocco, by Barbara Love. The workshops, forums, caucuses, fundamentals classes, support groups, listening projects, and one-on-one contacts all contributed to the success of the project. I write here about my experience co-leading the Sustaining All Life team.
    Published in: Present Time 186, January 2017, Wide World Changing04

  • Being Alternate International Reference Person as Me


    Being Alternate International Reference Person as Me
. Hello! Kamusta! Osiyo! Wĩmwega! ¡Hola! Aloha! Habari! Bonjour! Hafa Adai!
 I am pleased to meet you, extend my hand and smile, and offer you a warm hug (or an elbow or a foot, as we have done in COVID). I would love to know how you would like to be greeted—from where you are, your people.

    Published in: Present Time 209, October 2022, Teaching, Leading, and Community Building:05

  • Alcohol as a Liberation Issue

    Alcohol as a Liberation Issue
    Published in: Present Time 171, April 2013, Liberation50

  • Orientation to Family Workshops

    Orientation to Family Workshops, by Chuck Esser. There isn’t much time to talk at Family Workshops so this is an attempt to provide some information about what happens, why we do them the way we do and why they are useful.
    Published in: Workshops Guidelines

  • Discussion Toward a Classless Society

    Discussion Towards a Classless Society, by Harvey Jackins. It seems clear that information about previous attempts to plan and establish a non-oppressive society are extremely valuable to us. The Paris Commune, the Russian October Revolution, and Chinese liberation must be studied and understood by us if we are to deal intelligently with the present world-wide collapse of our current societies.
    Published in: A Better World

  • A Contradiction to Early Discouragement

    A Contradiction to Early Discouragement, by Phil Rees. Several years ago I was in Seattle, Washington, USA, for an Intensive [twenty hours of one-way Re-evaluation Counseling, for a fee, at Re-evaluation Counseling Community Resources]. An early morning walk through the hilly neighborhood near RCCR led me to a place where I could look out over Puget Sound at the mountains in the distance.
    Published in: Present Time 191, April 2018, Counseling Practice43

  • Working on Our New Care-of-the-Environment Goal

    Working on Our New Care-of-the-Environment Goal, by Sujata Maini. Some in RC say that our new goal on care of the environment* makes an activist of every RCer! The language of the goal may be restimulating. The situation caused by climate change is heartbreaking and frightening. It is urgent. Therefore, the tone of the goal is urgent, too.
    Published in: Present Time 191, April 2018, Teaching, Leading, and Community Building:59

  • Chuck Esser—International Commonality Reference Person for Family Work

    Published in: International Liberation and Commonality Reference Persons Tell About Their Work

  • Family Work

    Family Work, by Chuck Esser. RC family work continues to have great benefits. It helps build strong RC Communities. It also functions as an important personal re-emergence strategy. People learn how to put aside their distresses as they pay attention to young people. They get in touch with and discharge early childhood distresses that would otherwise go unchallenged.
    Published in: Present Time 188, July 2017, No Section41

  • The Present Conditions and Tasks

    The Present Conditions and Tasks, by Tim Jackins. Society is collapsing, and it’s going to wear on everybody everywhere, including us. We are not going to change the fact of society collapsing around us.
    Published in: Present Time 186, January 2017, Wide World Changing03

  • Family Work for People of the Global Majority

    Family Work for People of the Global Majority, by Fela Barclift. The following is a report on the People of the Global Majority East Coast North America Family Work Leaders’ Conference, led by Fela Barclift, Teresa Enrico, and Chuck Esser in October 2014.
    Published in: Present Time 179, April 2015, Counseling Practicepages 5 to 6

  • Giving Up a Life-Threatening Addiction to Sugar

    Giving Up a Life-Threatening Addiction to Sugar, by Susanne Langer. I am a large woman and as such am exposed to both sexism and the oppression of being large—in addition to the oppressions of being raised-poor, working class, Catholic, an elder, and more.
    Published in: Present Time 178, January 2015, Liberation27

  • When in War—Play!

    When in War—Play!, by Tal Mizrahi. I can now better distinguish between what needs to be done about the present situation in Israel and what is to grieve over.
    Published in: Present Time 178, January 2015, Counseling Practice15

  • Two Knee Replacements, with Discharge

    Two Knee Replacements, with Discharge, by Diane Shisk. In January 2014 I had the first of two knee-replacement surgeries. The second surgery went well.
    Published in: Present Time 177, October 2014, Counseling Practice(pages 14 to 16)

  • Reaching Out, One Big Step After Another

    Reaching Out, One Big Step After Another, by Truus Jansen. I run a parenting program with low-income parents. I am finding that we can't go faster with the children than the parents can handle.
    Published in: Present Time 104, July 1996, ContentsFront Section: page 26

  • The Good and the Great in Art

    The Good and the Great in Art, by Harvey Jackins. The Benign Reality, pages 97 to 112. The oppressive society communicates to all of us a certain set of attitudes, or pseudo-theory, about art and artists. These attitudes and descriptions, reiterated in the media and schools, are often accepted for lack of any thoughtful alternative explanation of the role of art and artists.
    Published in: Benign Reality

  • Becoming People's Intellectuals

    Becoming People's Intellectuals, by Harvey Jackins. The Benign Reality, page 541. The present isolation and segregation of intellectuals from working people, however, is ridiculous. We can find ways to end this isolation.
    Published in: Benign Reality

  • You Can Start Your Own World Community

    You Can Start Your Own World Community, by Harvey Jackins, Rest of Our Lives, page 531. Instructions for how to build your own world community.
    Published in: Rest of Our Lives

  • Union Organizing

    Union Organizing, D--. Union organizing drive
    Published in: Present Time 120, July 2000, Wide World ChangingPage 73-74

  • "Special Time" Benefits the Attention-Giver, Too

    "Special Time" Benefits the Attention-Giver, Too, by Kate Potter. Three years ago I began doing "special time" with my then eight-year-old neighbor, K-, and it has been one of the most valuable and challenging experiences in my adult life.
    Published in: Present Time 102, January 1996, Counseling PracticePages: 35 to 37

  • Changes in the Guidelines of the Re-evaluation Counseling Communities Adopted by the 1997 World Conference

    Changes in the Guidelines of the Re-evaluation Counseling Communities Adopted by the 1997 World Conference.
    Published in: Present Time 110, January 1998, (Guidelines Revisions: pages 10 to 17)

  • Taking Stock of Ourselves

    Taking Stock of Ourselves, by Harvey Jackins. Any time there is communication between the writer of words and the reader of words, we both play an active role within a larger reality of which we are, at least somewhat, aware.
    Published in: Present Time 112, July 1998, Contents: Lead Article: pages 3 to 4

  • A Talk to High School Students, Sponsored by the Asian Pacific Student Alliance

    A Talk to High School Students, Sponsored by the Asian Pacific Student Alliance, by Jim Lin. The opportunity to talk to so many high school students is a new one for me. As I began to think about what I could say to you that would be of value, I began to look back at my life.
    Published in: Present Time 108, July 1997, Wide World Changing(pages 63 to 67.)

  • There Are No 'Good' Patterns

    There Are No 'Good' Patterns, by Randi Wolfe. I want to spend this evening's class talking about leadership, attacks, 'liberalism,' and why this kind of 'drastic' or 'harsh' intervention is sometimes necessary. I want to do this without disrespecting either of the people involved and without allowing the discussion to become gossip.
    Published in: Present Time 108, July 1997, (Teaching, Leading, Community Building: pages 52 to 56.)

  • Parenting as the Road to Leadership Skills

    Parenting as the Road to Leadership Skills, by Patty Wipfler. It can improve our perspective to think of ourselves as leaders of our families. Consider your situation. You, the parent, are a member of a small band of people who care about each other. You are fortunate enough to have the tools of counseling which unlock the mystery of your own irrationalities and point the way toward healing for yourself, your allies, and your children.
    Published in: Present Time 102, January 1996, Contents(pages 3 to 7)

  • Re-learning to Care

    Re-learning to Care, by Kate Potter. Recovering one's ability to care.
    Published in: Present Time 106, January 1997, Counseling Practice(page 12 to 13)

  • Deaf and Hearing Impaired People

    Published in: Present Time 106, January 1997, (Information Coordinators: pages 87 to 90)

  • Greed

    Greed, by Jo Saunders. Coming Home No. 1, page 98. Greed is the fundamental underpinning of the oppressive society.
    Published in: Coming Home

  • Community Building

    Community Building by Tim Jackins. RC Teacher 29, page 3. When you have the ideas of RC, you have a powerful tool. When you have a Co-Counselor you have an even more powerful tool. Then, as you build more people around you and have three or four Co-Counselors, it works better.
    Published in: Teaching RC

  • Connection

    Connection, by Tim Jackins. We start out looking for a deep personal connection with others. The absence of this connection leaves us feeling alone until we discharge it.
    Published in: Present Time 134, January 2004, Counseling Practice(pages 3 to 5)

  • A History of Exclusion

    Published in: Present Time 110, January 1998

  • No Attacks Within RC!

    No Attacks Within RC! by Tim Jackins. Throughout the years of RC, every so often, there have been attacks on the leadership of the Community. These attacks have taken various forms.
    Published in: Present Time 81, October 1990

  • Report to the 2017 World Conference

    Report to the 2017 World Conference, by Janet Foner. Our ability to handle the current crises and build a new society is intimately tied to overcoming the harshness of “mental health” oppression. The enforced holding back of discharge, the terror installed by the oppression, and the pressure to be “normal” make it hard to think about the big changes that need to be made.
    Published in: Recovery and Re-emergence 7

  • Stories of Hope and Courage

    Stories of hope and courage about climate change.
    Published in: Environment -

  • The Art of Listening

    Published in: Fundamentals of Co-Counseling Manual

  • Climate change in Trinidad and Tobago

    Climate change in Trinidad and Tobago, Chantal Esdelle
    Published in: Our Stories of Climate Change

  • Reporting on COP28 from Climate Justice sources

    Published in: Environment -

  • Middle-Class People and Ending Classism

    Middle-Class People and Ending Classism, by Seán Ruth. In a class system, the bulk of the wealth that the system produces goes to a small group who own and control the entities that people work for. This group is the owning class. The class system has two ways of ensuring that working people agree to this specific way of distributing wealth.
    Published in: Liberation for New to RC

  • Facing and Discharging on Oppressor Roles

    Facing and Discharging on Oppressor Roles, by H-. I recently attended a War and Genocide Workshop for owning-class people, near Boston, Massachusetts, USA—the first RC War and Genocide Workshop for the owning class. It was profound for me personally and I think may have given us a road map to where our work as owning-class RCers needs to go.
    Published in: Present Time 196, July 2019, Liberation

  • An Artist's Table

    An Artists’ Table, by Terry Simpson. Artists are allowed some (but very limited) leeway to be eccentric or “different.” But when we are “different,” we risk being marginalised and not taken seriously (except where our art can be made into a commodity and used for profit).
    Published in: Present Time 195, April 2019, Counseling Practice

  • The Human Male Intro

    Introduction to The Human Male, by Harvey Jackins
    Published in: Draft Liberation Policy Statements

  • Racism and "Mental Health" Oppression

    Racism and “Mental Health” Oppression, by various. After the 2014 “Mental Health” Leaders’ Conference a series of conference calls on racism and MHO with key PGM MHL leaders resulted in these reports about that work.
    Published in: Recovery and Re-emergence 7


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